Cambodia’s rice exports surge

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Cambodia riceMilled rice exports from Cambodia rose 127 per cent to 146,854 tonnes in the period from January to May 2013 compared to the same period in 2012, a “big surprise”, according to Kim Savuth, president of Khmer Food Co and chairman of the Federation of Cambodia Rice Exporters, who was quoted in the Phnom Penh Post.

France was the biggest importer with 23,000 tonnes, followed by Poland, Thailand, Malaysia and China. Gabon, the Netherlands, Germany, Spain and the UK were also among the top 10 importers.

Kavuth said that Cambodia benefited from Thailand  due to its cheaper rice prices. Cambodia fragrant rice is $100 to $150 per tonne cheaper than in Thailand, which is currently struggling with its rice subsidy scheme.

Over the whole of 2012, Cambodia exported 205,717 tonnes of milled rice. By 2015, the government aims to achieve an export volume of 1 million tonnes of milled rice.

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Milled rice exports from Cambodia rose 127 per cent to 146,854 tonnes in the period from January to May 2013 compared to the same period in 2012, a “big surprise”, according to Kim Savuth, president of Khmer Food Co and chairman of the Federation of Cambodia Rice Exporters, who was quoted in the Phnom Penh Post.

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Cambodia riceMilled rice exports from Cambodia rose 127 per cent to 146,854 tonnes in the period from January to May 2013 compared to the same period in 2012, a “big surprise”, according to Kim Savuth, president of Khmer Food Co and chairman of the Federation of Cambodia Rice Exporters, who was quoted in the Phnom Penh Post.

France was the biggest importer with 23,000 tonnes, followed by Poland, Thailand, Malaysia and China. Gabon, the Netherlands, Germany, Spain and the UK were also among the top 10 importers.

Kavuth said that Cambodia benefited from Thailand  due to its cheaper rice prices. Cambodia fragrant rice is $100 to $150 per tonne cheaper than in Thailand, which is currently struggling with its rice subsidy scheme.

Over the whole of 2012, Cambodia exported 205,717 tonnes of milled rice. By 2015, the government aims to achieve an export volume of 1 million tonnes of milled rice.

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